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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 2, 2009 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Forum regulars

Hey Lobster,

Up until today, the air was relatively okay, but now, the sky and air here is all messed up......it's really messing with my 4 year old and his asthma.

These yearly fires really suck...and now I think I heard them say on the news that this is the result of arson.......holy shit what a sicko

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 2, 2009 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Forum regulars

Arson? I had heard possible accident or spark from a lawnmower. If it is arson that sucks. I bet the air is causing problems for your little one. I have tix for the UCLA game this Sat. Not sure if they'll even play it or what the air quality will be.

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Poster: veblen Date: Sep 2, 2009 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Forum regulars

"spark from a lawnmower"-depending on the circumstances the mower might be looking at time.

last year a mower someplace in the East Bay was sentenced to some hard time. I was really surprised in how much time he received, not to mention becoming a pauper based on the losses.

btw: in high school I was on a fire crew in allegheny national forest and it was the most demanding and dangerous work I have ever done...and that was just the training...here is to all of the firefighters!!!

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 2, 2009 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Forum regulars

maybe I heard wrong (about the arson). At least I hope I did. Yeah, I heard they might postpone the UCLA game to December 5

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 2, 2009 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Forum regulars

Arson would suck; here's the latest news I've heard up the coast and seen in print:

Los Angeles - Firefighters made more progress on Wednesday against a giant wildfire that has ravaged a national forest north of Los Angeles as investigators said the blaze was human-caused and officials began letting more people back into their homes.

Officials are still trying to figure out what set off the blaze in the Angeles National Forest that had burned nearly 560 square kilometres by early Wednesday. Deputy incident commander Carlton Joseph would only say that the fire was human-caused, but it's not known specifically how it was started or whether it was accidental or arson.

Joseph said a human cause could include a range of things from a dropped cigarette to a spark from a lawn mower. Joseph says investigators have several leads and notes that lightning has been ruled out as a possible cause.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 3, 2009 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MotherF#$%)UQGF!

If this is true and they catch the arsonist, I think they need a blowtorch and a pair of pliers....

L.A. Now
Southern California -- this just in

Station fire was arson; homicide investigation begins
September 3, 2009 | 5:53 pm

The Station fire has been classified as an arson fire, and authorities have launched a homicide investigation.

The massive blaze, which killed two firefighters, has been under investigation for days, with the focus being on a road turnout along Angeles Crest Highway north of La Cañada Flintridge.

“Forensic examination has led this team effort to conclude … that it was an act of arson," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

The Station fire, which has burned about 144,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest, is the largest fire in L.A. County history. Two firefighters died Sunday during a rescue effort, when their vehicle plunged down a mountain.

On Wednesday, investigators hunched under a scorched, 20-foot-tall oak tree off Angeles Crest Highway, using wire mesh sifters to search through the ash in an attempt to determine whether the Station fire was deliberately set.

Near Mile Marker 29, authorities were treating the fire's suspected ignition site as a crime scene. Yellow tape cordoned off the area and authorities blocked the highway, turning away even Caltrans workers and earthmovers. Members of the bomb squad also arrived at the scene but officials declined to say what their role was in the probe.

"We believe it is the point of origin," Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mike McCormick said Wednesday. "They are doing a finely detailed, serious, serious search and investigation. We lost two firefighters in this."

—Ari B. Bloomekatz

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 3, 2009 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MotherF#$%)UQGF!

yet another example illustrating why I believe in the Death Penalty

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 3, 2009 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MotherF#$%)UQGF!

man, sometimes the human race is just unbelieveable